We've seen brief bits of hints at the possibility of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare coming to the Wii U. However, things have ratcheted up by one extra notch following a tidbit of news coming out of the official E3 Insider website.
NeoGaf user L~A managed to spot the small piece of information that further lends credence to the possibility of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare coming to the Wii U. Over on the official E3 Insider website there are details of Activision's exhibitor information for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and it definitely seems to indicate that it's coming to the Wii U. Pics or it didn't happen? Gladly.
The thread on NeoGaf runs through the possibilities that maybe someone was in a rush and accidentally added the “Wii U” to the list of platforms the game is scheduled to launch for. Some feel that the game will be announced for Nintendo's platform at a later date and Activision is just playing coy.
This isn't the first time the Wii U has been spotted in association with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Previously the website code for the game revealed a Wii U logo, indicating that the little Wii U that could was still on the table for this year's edition of Call of Duty.
Now I know there are plenty of negative ninnies out there and Nintendo doomsayers who would presumably rush to the opportunity to say “The Wii U can't handle Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare!” and reference images like the one below as a true vision of "next-gen", but then such fanboyish comments must quickly be reneged because the game is already scheduled to release for the seventh-gen geriatric twins.
Simple logic says that if the game is coming to the Xbox 360 – since it's running PPC like the WIi U – then it would be about as likely or convenient to make a quick and dirty port for the Wii U like a bunch of diesel pushers sharing a needle to pump some brown crystal into their veins. It may be gross and unsightly but it sure is cost effective.
The other argument is that the Wii U's install base is too low, which is bollocks given that the Wii U is still owning on the Xbox One in sales like Michael Fassbender was cracking the whip in 12 Years A Slave, with the Wii U sitting at 6.2 million units sold and the Xbox One sitting at 4.6 million sold, according to VG Chartz.
Until the Xbox One can buy its freedom from the shadow of the Wii U's install base, the argument about sales or not enough units sold will never hold up as to why a game can't come to the Wii U.
The only argument left for the Nintendo doomsayers is that the general Wii U crowd is too smart and savvy to throw money away on Activision's rehashed annual outing. I can't really speak out against this possibility because it very well may be true: Nintendo gamers have become spoiled with games that work out of the box, that don't require day-one patches and don't come jam packed with more disc-locked content than the stomachs of Filipinos carrying condoms filled with “ice” into Hong Kong.
We'll keep you posted as to whether Activision decides to announce Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Right now, the game is scheduled to release for PC, the new-gen consoles and the geriatric twins on November 4th this year. Oh yeah, and the game stars Kevin Spacey... in case that hadn't been advertised enough already.